Total Fitness Family Center recently began construction on a new facility, next
to their current location at 9801 Anderson Road in Piedmont. The expansion will
offer new and exciting amenities, as well as offer ten additional acres of land to
develop youth sporting fields. Once the new facility is complete, the current building
will be converted into an after-school and summer day camp facility for youth. And they
will be developing a youth sports training program called, "Domination Athletic Training”.
For more information, please call 864-295-3687 or visit www.totalfitnesscenter.com.
Celebrating is first year in business, Rivals Sports & Spirits opened to Powdersville
on November 23, 2011. Located at 3527 Highway 153, Rivals is open daily at 11:30 am,
and offers a smoke-free family restaurant with evening activities, which include DJ
Trivia, NTN BUZZTIME, Karaoke, dancing & occasional live music. For more information,
please call 864-295-3434.
With a new office at 200 Fleetwood Drive in Easley, Baptist Easley Hospital now
offers rehabilitative services through Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital (RCPRH),
a part of the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. RCPRH has three
goals: to provide the latest rehabilitative and technological services with compassion
and encouragement; to help motivate patients; and to assist them in re-entering the
community as smoothly and as quickly as possible. RCPRH is the only facility in SC
approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities in five
accredited programs of Amputee, CVA, Spinal Cord, Traumatic Brain Injury, and
Pediatric TBI. For more information, please call 864-552-8647.
Proaxis Therapy recently celebrated the grand opening of their new facility
located at 112 john Street in Easley. Proaxis Therapy is an independently owned
and operated Physical Therapy company. With 22 clinics in the Carolinas, Proaxis
has emerged as a best-practices leader in Physical Therapy founded on a strong
commitment to patient care, community outreach and a focus on physician and
hospital partners. For more information, please call 864-855-0344 or visit
The Edward Jones office of Rob Wallace moved into their new office at 105-B Franklin
Square Way in June 2012 from their old location on Powdersville Road. Rob's office is
one of approximately 13,000 Edward Jones offices nationwide and in Canada. Rob has
been with Edward Jones for approximately 5 years. He has a certification of Accredited
Asset Management Specialist and concentrates on retirement planning and retirement
income needs. For more information call 864-859-8308 or visit www.edwardjones.com
Bojangles' of Easley located at 6505 Calhoun Memorial Highway celebrated a ribbon
cutting on October 17 just in time for their 10 year anniversary. A Prize Wheel was
set up in the dining room to give prizes to everyone that spun the wheel. There was great
fun for everyone!
Altru Clean, LLC is an innovator in carpet and upholstery cleaning. Their exclusive
low-moisture cleaning process is highly effective, environmentally safe, hypoallergenic,
disinfects, residue free, and safe for small children and pets. For stubborn stains,
they use specific devices to pin point the exact nature of the stains to apply the optimal
cleaners. They offer a wide range of commercial cleaning, industrial cleaning and janitorial
services, whether it’s one-time or a regular cleaning on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
For more information, please visit www.altruclean.com
5 Point Church recently celebrated the opening of their facility located at
1600 East Main Street in Easley. The purpose of 5 Point Church is summarized in
a single sentence based on two key scriptures: “We believe a great commitment to
the great Commandment and the great Commission will grow a great church!” Sunday
services are offered at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM. While enjoying the message in the
auditorium, kids being learning the importance of Jesus and His love in customized
setting called KidPoint.
For more information, please call 864-850-0580 or visit www.5pointchurch.com
The City of Easley recently celebrated the official opening of the new dog
park located at Hagood Park. The grand opening was part of the First Annual
Responsible Dog Ownership Day, which was planned to coincide with the American
Kennel Club's National event. Along with the new dog park, other improvements
at Hagood Park include new sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and additional
Dr. David R. Jones recently celebrated the grand opening of Conscious Living
Chiropractic located at 205 East 1st Avenue in downtown Easley. Dr. Jones’
decision to name his practice Conscious Living comes from his dedication to
increase his patients’ awareness of how simple lifestyle changes can greatly
increase health. Please call 864-850-7766 for an appointment or visit
Easley’s first frozen yogurt café, Blueberry Frog, celebrates with a ribbon
cutting ceremony. Located in the Easley Town Center on Highway 123, the café
offers self-serve, homemade yogurt with a unique selection of toppings in a cozy
community atmosphere. For more information, please call 864-859-4399 or visit
The Youth Leadership Academy is a public charter middle school, presently serving
48 sixth and seventh graders from Pickens County, and will add eighth grade next year.
With an academic focus on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics), YLA's core curriculum also includes English/Language Arts, Social
Studies, Arts and skills development in the areas of leadership, independent and
cooperative learning, outdoor education, character, and health and wellness. YLA is
located on the campus of the Youth Learning Institute of Clemson University in Pickens.
Participants in the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the YLA included, from left to right:
Cindy Hopkins, President, Easley Chamber of Commerce; Senator Larry Martin,
SC Senate District 2; Jorge Calzadilla, Executive Director of the Youth Learning
Institute of Clemson University; John Kelly, Vice President, Economic Development,
Clemson University; Lori Durham, Board Chair, SC Youth Leadership Academy; Harvey
Dean, CEO/Co-founder, Pitsco Education, Inc.; Patsy Smith, Director, SC Youth
Leadership Academy; Mayor David Owens, City of Pickens; Mike Parrott, Executive
Director, Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce.
Upstate Carolina Counseling Associates celebrated the grand opening of their new office
located at 405-A East First Avenue in downtown Easley. Upstate Carolina Counseling
Associates provides counseling to children, adolescents and adults through individual,
couple and group therapy. Counselors, Eddie Talley and Liz Rampey have a combined 26
years of experience, offering assistance to their cliernts to work through issues such
as depression, anxiety, relational, family, parenting, and spiritual problems. Sessions
are by appointment only, with one hour appointment available, and many insurance plans
are accepted. For more information, please call 864-644-8251
ComForcare Home Care, a franchise independently owned and operated locally by long-time
residents, Terry and Martha Reubert, celebrated the grand opening of their new office
located at 3401 Highway 153, Suite A# in Piedmont. ComForcare Home Care provides non-medical,
in-home care in Greenville and Pickens Counties and the surrounding areas. ComForcare offers
a wide variety of services from highly-qualified caregivers to support safe, independent living
where people are most comfortable - in their own home. ComForcare’s many services include:
bathing and hygiene assistance, medication reminders, safety supervision, meal preparation
and transportation. For more information or a free, no-obligation consultation and home safety
check, call (864) 269-5005.
After a very successful first year at 114 NW Main Street in Downtown Easley, The Starving|
Artist Café expanded its venue by creating “The Starving Artist Gallery”. The Gallery will
serve two purposes: first to avail space for local artisans to display and sell their art,
and secondly, to afford a more intimate space for private parties, fundraisers and business
meetings. “We realized there is a market here in Easley for catering private events as well as
a great need for a business friendly atmosphere for meetings and events,” according to owner,
Vicki Ciplickas. The new room is being booked quickly for holiday parties and wedding events.
The Starving Artist Café is open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
A Certified SC “Fresh on the Menu” restaurant, you can find home cooked meals, desserts and local
coffee from West End Coffee in Greenville. For more information, please call 864-644-8450 or
KP Components, Inc. is a Denmark based CNC metal machining manufacturer which utilizes robotic technology to produce high quality precision component parts. KPC is investing $10 million in their North American headquarters located at 117 Sheriff Mill Road in Easley. Since beginning production in January 2012, the company has created 25 new jobs at the Easley facility. Their leading edge manufacturing technology produces hydraulic components for prominent brand names used worldwide. Transmissions, farm equipment, heavy-duty transportation equipment, and wind power turbines are only a few applications to which their precision machining parts may be found. The company’s strategy is to utilize the best technology and robotic automation to produce complex components according to exact specifications. For more information, visit www.kp-components.com.
Built in 1931, The Rock House at 200 Russell Street has been a staple in downtown Easley for over 80 years. New owners, Budd and Wanda Allison, have turned this special place into a beautiful and charming events venue for both personal and business events. At Unique Occasions, clients have the flexibility to choose their own caterer or party planner to shape the venue into their own custom-designed party, family gathering, or elegant wedding and reception. The Rock House is ready to assist businesses and individuals with all their unique occasions. For more information, call 864-859-8720 or visit them on Facebook.
OJ’s Diner celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 5284-M Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. OJ’s is renowned for its culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes. They combine culinary delights with style and personal flair to create a unique dining experience. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, OJ's Diner offers a private dining room suitable for any need, including a projector for presentations or videos, and the restaurant is available to rent for large receptions or parties. Business hours are Monday-Friday at 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., with catering and reservations available on Saturday. For more information, call 864-644-8445 or visit www.ojs-diner.com.
Since May 2003, Claudette and Jennifer Reese, have owned the Merle Norman cosmetic studio in Powdersville. After nine years, the duo celebrated their 10th year in business with a move back to their home community of Easley with the grand opening of their new studio located at 5051 Calhoun Memorial Highway in Summit Square. Merle Norman continues to offer a full line of makeup and skin care items, special occasion makeovers, personalized makeup lessons, skin analysis and color matching services, plus much more, all while focusing on outstanding customer service. The new location offers a combined spa experience with the trusted Merle Norman name. The introduction of the spa allows clients to enjoy clinical facials, advanced skin treatments, and traditional facial waxing. Business hours are Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-850-7700 or visit www.merlenormanofeasley.com.
Jackson Stanley Realtors recently celebrated the grand opening of their new office located at 1737-D Powdersville Road in Easley. Jackson Stanley Realtors was founded on the motto of “loving our agents.” Their vision is to create an environment with encouragement and training at no charge, where each individual truly feels the emotional connection of being part of something greater than simply standing alone. Jackson Stanley is changing the industry for the better by assisting one agent at a time to achieve their dreams of success; where each individual knows they are part of a dedicated team offering endless amounts of support. Their new office is dedicated to the hard working Jackson Stanley agents that truly make a difference everyday in the lives of their clients and the JSR team! For more information, please call 1-855-TRY-JACKSON or visit www.jacksonstanley.com.
At Upstate Staffing, our goal is to assist local companies in meeting their hiring needs by providing skilled and valuable candidates. We want to do everything possible to make your experience with Upstate Staffing personally and professionally rewarding. Please contact Upstate Staffing if we can assist you in any way.
Greg and Stephanie Miller, owners of Green Pro, Incorporated, are joined by family, employees and Chamber representatives to celebrate the grand opening of their new business located at 1737 Powdersville Road in Easley. Green Pro, Inc. offers residential, commercial and industrial painting services to upstate South Carolina. They are committed to providing integrity, the highest quality workmanship and outstanding customer service in the industry, all while practicing environmental responsibility. They offer a Free On-site Electronic Estimate and guarantee their work! Please visit their website at www.GreenProPainters.net or call 1-800-PAINTING or (864) 855-8054 for more information.
On May 10, 2012, Mayor Larry Bagwell and Easley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors joined the staff of Clemson Eye to celebrate the grand opening of their new office located on 15 Southern Center Court, at the intersection of 123 & 153 in Easley.
In its 35th year of operation, Clemson Eye is a well-established group of eye physicians and surgeons that prides itself in keeping current with new technologies and continuously updating their skills to offer patients the very best in eye care. Their state of the art facilities offer top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment, comfortable patient lounges, complimentary coffee and cookies, fresh water, television and a patient education center. They have four Upstate locations in Anderson, Clemson, Easley and Greenville, as well as Spectrum Lasik, all of which provide comprehensive eye health care and surgery to a large and diverse patient population.
Their doctors include five board-certified ophthalmologists: Joseph L. Parisi, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Brian R. Johnson, MD; Donald P. Glaser MD; Leroy J. Howard MD, FACS; A.J. “Buddy” Thompson Jr. MD;; and two highly trained optometrists, Nancy A. Mahlie, OD and Eric W. Brown, OD. For more information on Clemson Eye and their new Easley office, please call 864-855-6800 or visit www.clemsoneye.com.
Chairman of SC House Ways & Means Committee Brian White and Director of SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Duane Parrish joined Commissioners and Staff of Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission and members of Easley Chamber of Commerce in cutting the ribbon to officially re-open the Commission’s 162 year-old Regional Tourism headquarters building, Hunter’s Store Friday,
Few buildings last 162 years, but Hunter’s Store has stood sentinel over the Village Green of Pendleton since 1850. First used as a General Store where patrons purchased everything from rope to ribbons, shoes to salt, yard goods to yams, and forged mallets to fresh meat, the building was used for storage after the “New” Hunter’s Store was built just across Jackson Street in the late 1920’s. In 1968, Pendleton District Commission took ownership and made several changes to the building to allow for its use as the Regional Tourism and Historic Preservation headquarters, installing running water and electricity. The current restoration re-opened the original front doors, created additional support for the second floor, returned the side entry to its original location, added shelving for handicap accessible historic publications and papers, and made space for a growing collection of Local History documents and artifacts as well as a large number of local and regional tourism brochures. Plans are underway to create displays featuring the work of additional local artists and artisans, thus enticing visitors to purchase locally crafted products.
Those who joined in celebrating the restoration of Hunter’s Store will be able to point with pride to the structure and tell their great-grandchildren they were here when the building’s front doors were re-opened to the public. With the completion of the restoration, the grand old building should stand for at least another 162 years!
On Tuesday, March 20, Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and theEasley Chamber of Commercecelebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 10,000 square foot Habitat ReStore. Located at807 Liberty Drivein Easley, the Habitat ReStore has ample room to consistently offer a wide selection of home furnishings, appliances, building materials, and other diverse and exciting items.
The ReStore is open for shoppers every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. Donated items can be dropped off at the ReStore Tuesdays through Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To schedule a pickup of items, call the ReStore at 859-5999.
Profits generated by the ReStore will be used to construct new Habitat houses with low-income families throughout PickensCounty.
For more information about the ReStore, Pickens Habitat volunteer opportunities, or housing applications, visit www.pickenshabitat.org. To schedule a pick-up for a donation or to volunteer your time or talents for the ReStore, call (864) 859-5999.
The Butterfly Ministry for girls is a non-profit organization established in Easley by Sandra & Frank Hubbard. The ministry has partnered with some organizations – such as Miracle Hill Children’s Home in Pickens, Helping Hands in Six Mile, Calvary Home in Anderson and recently Miracle Hill Rescue Mission in Greenville, to provide special dolls to special little girls on an on-going basis.
The Butterfly Ministry for girls collects used, damaged, or new historical series American Girl dolls. The ministry also accepts used or new American Girl books, DVDs, clothes and accessories. All monetary donations are used to help purchase dolls, books, DVDs, and doll clothes. The dolls are then donated to little girls who are in the social care system or in an indigent situation.
Over 35 dolls have been donated since the non-profit started in April of 2011. “It is the goal and desire of the ministry to bring awareness to others about the needs of these children,” stated Sandra Hubbard, better known as Mother Hubbard.
Each doll is personally given by Mother Hubbard, along with a decorated tote bag with the doll’s name on it, an extra outfit, the first of six books about the doll and the historical time period, and a Bible. These dolls not only help these little girls to become “little girls” again but present American History to each of them.
For more information or for a donation, please visit www.butterflyministryforgirls.com. Find out how and why this ministry was established. They are also available for presentations.
Supercuts, located in the new Easley Town Center, held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Easley Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, January 4th at 2 pm. Supercuts offers the latest hairstyles at affordable prices with no appointments necessary. Supercuts also offers a wide variety of color and facial waxing services and a broad selection of professional haircare products including Paul Mitchell, Sexy Hair, Nioxin, and Redken. Supercuts stylists are licensed professionals that complete an exclusive post-graduate training program and are certified in the latest hairstyles and color techniques. For more information, please call the salon at 855-4800.
To welcome the community, Supercuts is celebrating its grand opening throughout the months of January and February. Check your mail for valuable savings from Supercuts, including the grand opening $9.95 haircut special through January (reg. $15), coupons for $5 Off Color Services and $2 Off Wax Services for January and February, and $3 Off Any Service during February! And there’s more. Register for a Super Grand Prize of an Apple iPad 2! The drawing will be held on January 31.
Supercuts is open Monday-Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Supercuts invites the community to drop into the salon, meet the stylists and check out this month’s professional hair care product specials. Be sure to stop by on Tuesday, January 10th from 6 pm to 8 pm when the Greenville Road Warriors hockey team will be there to celebrate Supercuts Grand Opening! Meet Rowdy, the mascot, and a couple of players, great photo opportunity. And the first 10 customer at 6 pm will get free haircuts! Supercuts is a Proud Sponsor of the Warriors Hockey Team.
HOMESMART, a retailer specializing in affordable and flexible rental purchase options for furniture, appliances and electronics held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Easley Chamber of Commerce at the new Easley location on 5155 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, 850-2770. Visit their website at www.shophomesmart.com.
HOMESMART is a new concept that has experienced robust growth since it was launched late in 2010, and now has 56 stores open with plans to open approximately 10 more by the end of 2011. For cash or credit-constrained consumers, HOMESMART offers customers weekly or monthly payment lease agreements for products including computers, televisions, refrigerators and sofas. “Our new HOMESMART store brings the concept of affordable rental furniture, electronics and appliances to the residents of Easley and surrounding communities,” said Bill Cheek, general manager of the Easley HOMESMART store.
Direct To You! HOME, a home accent and decor warehouse held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 1, 2011 to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new warehouse store located at 817 E, East Main Street in Easley next to Shipley’s Factory Direct Furniture.
Direct to You! HOME warehouse has thousands of decorator quality home decor pieces as well as high quality gifts, Hobo International wallets and handbags, collegiate jewelry, a Jill Strickland print gallery and accent furniture to enhance your home. Direct to You! HOME warehouse is open M-F, 10-6, Sat 10-3. You can call 864-404-5136 for information and directions or you can find us on Facebook for a panoramic tour.
3 Minute Nation Car Wash held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce to celebrate a year in business at 5260 Calhoun Memorial Hwy (across the street from Ingles and CVS) in Easley. Many traditional car washes require substantial wait times. 3 Minute Nation Car Wash has changed all of that. Using the latest car wash technologies, 3 Minute Nation Car Wash allows customers to remain in their vehicles during the automated wash process, all while delivering a high-quality car wash every time. There is also a wash advisor available to provide you with superior customer service. Free self-serve vacuums and free automatic mat cleaning are available.
3 Minute Nation Car Wash now offers Simoniz Hand Wax for an additional $25. They are also proud to announce that a new package, Hot Lava Bath, will be introduced in December of the year. Visit their website at www.3minutewash.com or see 3 Minute Car Wash on Facebook.
The Rushton Agency is celebrating 40 years of servicing the Upstate with their insurance needs by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. Gil Rushton took over the agency first and was then joined by his son Doug Rushton and recently his daughter Jan has joined the agency to continue the family business. The Rushtons take pride in providing excellent customer service to their clients and making sure that what is important to them and their families is covered properly.
The Rushtons have many clients that have been with them for the 40 years, as well as their children and even grandchildren. They would like to thank them for their loyalty and would love to get to know any new families that have moved into the area by giving them a free quote on their home, auto, boats and motorcycles.
Of course all of these material possessions need to be protected; however, the one thing that is often overlooked is Life insurance. The Rushtons urge you to look into securing a Life policy.
The Rushton Agency also offers competitive commercial insurance as well. They are located near Main Street at 106 Bradley Ave. across from the Bank of America and the 1st Baptist Church. Their phone # is 864-859-9953. Or e-mail for a quote at email@example.com.
Gene Iozzino (Developer / Granite Springs), SK Builders, and McAlister Reality, have joined together to offer a beautiful, custom built craftsmen style neighborhood located on James Road, Powdersville SC.
“We are proud to have provided well over 75 JOBS while developing GRANITE SPRINGS, and expect the job number to increase as the subdivision becomes a neighborhood,” says Iozzino. Granite Springs is located in the award winning Anderson District 1 school system, ten miles from Greenville, and two miles from Bi-Lo shopping. “We have put together a product that offers unmatched value, for the best price possible, located on home sites that are as beautiful as you can find in the Upstate,” comments Iozzino.
The Easley Chamber of Commerce held the Granite Springs Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Noon on Monday November 7, 2011. People are welcome to tour the beautifully furnished model and enjoy the picturesque setting that Granite Springs has to offer. For any questions, please call Vanessa Herb at McAlister Realty. 864-630-2927.